Accession Number : ADA303899
Title : NPSNET: Software Requirements For Implementation of A Sand Table in the Virtual Environment.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Samuel A.
PDF Url : ADA303899
Report Date : SEP 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 180
Abstract : The problem this thesis addresses is the lack of current computer applications which allow 3D graphical visualization and manipulation of abstract control measures during military planning. 3D depiction of a battle plan is needed to reduce ambiguity in planning and provide a clearer depiction of a commander's actual intent. The approach taken was to build a networked Virtual Environment Sand Table. The system was built using NPSNET for 3D visualization and manipulation of control measures and ModSAF for the management of the measures. The result of this thesis was the implementation of a Virtual Environment Sand Table in NPSNET. The system enables the creation and manipulation of control measures in a networked 3D Virtual Environment. The system provides intuitive visualization of control measures overlaid on Virtual Terrain. Incorporating these features into a planning tool in a Virtual Environment makes battle planning more effective and increases situational awareness by allowing expression and depiction of abstract concepts and ideas in a shared medium.
Descriptors : *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *REQUIREMENTS, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *MILITARY PLANNING, *TERRAIN MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTROL, THESES, ABSTRACTS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, SHARING, PLANNING, TABLES(DATA), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, BATTLES, AWARENESS.
Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
Computer Programming and Software
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE